Production Studio Internship

Location: Richmond, VA

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

The Production Studio Internship is an opportunity to work in our e-commerce photography studio alongside our stylists, photographers, and production managers. This internship will allow individuals to gain a working knowledge of the tasks, processes and functions found within in a fast-paced, e-commerce photography production studio. Assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to both the Styling and Photography responsibilities within the Fashion and e-commerce spheres of our business.

Responsibilities:

  • Unpack clothes, shoes and accessories in preparation for photoshoots
  • Steam & iron clothing for flat and on-model photography
  • Ensure all garments are present, prepped and photoshoot ready in line with styling standards
  • Assist photographer in still-life (flat and accessories) photography shoots
  • Complete and assign warehouse inventory requests
  • Ensure product standards in returns of products to Warehouse
  • Provide support to Stylists and photographers on set during photoshoot
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the photo studio
  • Assist Photo Production Manager with duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Initiative and Independence
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Maintaining a positive attitude in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to multi-task and ensure completion of projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of textiles and garment care
  • High level of patience and diplomacy
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Maintain a working knowledge of brands

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Enjoy task-based projects
  • Enjoy working independently and within a team
  • Be interested in fashion and style and get excited about new arrivals of clothing and accessories
  • Follow directions closely but be an active problem solver
  • Enjoy gaining behind the scenes knowledge of a working photography studio
  • Enjoy seeing the lifecycle of a product in a studio, from receipt to prep to shooting to return
  • Enjoy learning about multiple areas of an e-commerce studio from inventory management through styling and fitting

 Education and Interests:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or something similar
  • A strong interest in Fashion, Styling, and Retail
  • College credit received in exchange for mentorship experience

Internship Timeframe:

Spring/Summer timeframe (Early May through August) for 12 - 16 weeks; 2-3 days per week for up to 20 hours per week

Us:

Need Supply Co. is an established and fast growing apparel company based in Richmond, Virginia, a city which consistently ranks among the “Best Places to Live and Work in America.”  We opened in 1996 selling a unique collection of vintage pieces. Over the past decade, our selection has evolved to become a well-edited assortment of contemporary designers and independent labels from the U.S. and abroad. GQ Magazine called us “The Best E-Commerce on the Web.”

Our Values:

Responsibility, Creativity, Simplicity, Integrity, Effectiveness, Passion, Respect, Fun, Curiosity

 

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